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Pressed Po-Boy

Ed Strangler Sep 26, 2003 09:58 AM

Being from the Gulf Coast, I have a fondess for the pressed Po-Boys available all in that area. I cannot locate an establishment here that has the pressed type Po-Boys. Any suggestions.

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    roro1831 Oct 13, 2012 02:16 PM

    Sacrilege. Good French bread wouldn't press well. But that's just me but I also think King Cakes should only be sold from January 6th to Mardi Gras

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    1. re: roro1831
      collardman Oct 15, 2012 01:21 PM

      Don't worry. The next "cutting edge" will be pressed King Cake.

      1. re: collardman
        roro1831 Oct 16, 2012 01:44 PM

        Sadly you may be correct

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      midcity Oct 13, 2012 08:03 AM

      A pressed po-boy sounds wonderful. If you try any of these places, please report back.

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        JW7374 Oct 11, 2012 12:48 PM

        The Grocery, Inc.
        2854 Saint Charles Avenue
        New Orleans, LA 70115-4461

        Phone: (504) 895-9524
        Toll Free: (866) 915-3829



        They will press your poboy if you request it.

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        1. re: JW7374
          kukubura Oct 13, 2012 04:35 PM

          Their muffaletta is essentially a pressed poboy and it's damn tasty.

          1. re: kukubura
            Hungry Celeste Oct 15, 2012 06:53 AM

            IIRC, Liuzza's (the one on Bienville) frenchuletta is pressed....though it's been a while, so I could be misremembering.

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          mothgirl Sep 27, 2003 05:00 PM

          Cafe Arabesque on La Salle downtown presses most sandwiches. I wouldn't call them po-boys, but...

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            deb Sep 26, 2003 11:26 PM

            You could try Schnell's. I think it's on 4th Street in Harvey. They have a pretty good grilled roast beef - it's a roast beef po'boy that's buttered on the outside and pressed sort of like on a waffle iron. Just be prepared, the service is rather lacking in both speed and courtesy.

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              Green Horse Sep 26, 2003 04:47 PM

              Go back to the Gulf Coast, he wisecracked. Seriously, we don't eat that stuff 'round here. But also seriously, try the restaurants that serve cuban food and order a cuban sandwich. Probably your best bet.

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              1. re: Green Horse
                Tom-Fl Sep 29, 2003 11:37 AM

                Have to agree.

                The Cuban bread is softer and heavier.

                Lends itself to a press grill.


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                  ED Sep 29, 2003 05:40 PM

                  Is the Cuban sandwich the one with pork?

                  1. re: ED
                    Tom-Fl Sep 30, 2003 07:57 AM

                    Yep,and some good ham and swiss cheese,mustard and dills.


                    Link: http://icuban.com/food/cuban_sandwich...

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